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Markymark8,242 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Just to pick-up on one point regarding the relevance of a detailed weather forecast at the moment.

Don’t forget, whilst the vast majority of us are currently at home and feel that a weather forecast is presently superfluous, there are still essential service workers and farmers who still need to know what the weather is going to be like, and who rely heavily on such information even if we at home don’t really need it.


There is a little bit of domestic merit for the weather. Folk who have storage heating, this time of year, need a 24-36hr heads up on the temperature, to avoid over or under cooking their systems.
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Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) 6,154 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)


If Paxman can present the weather so can Piers.

Probably not the best argument, he did it under so much duress that they pulled the item completely


The Channel 4 News presenters might be a better example. Until Liam Dutton was employed as a dedicated weather presenter, they always read the weather, and they still do when Liam’s off.
030293760 posts since 16 Apr 2007
HTV Wales Wales Today
Back on the topic of Lorraine - it seems that her slot at 9am is effectively her show

Is there a reason why they couldn’t just brand it Lorraine and just present it from the GMB studio?


I'm guessing to manage the expectation of it being news-led, as opposed to the usual Lorraine stuff?
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Rolling News1,529 posts since 27 Dec 2015 Recently warned
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Back on the topic of Lorraine - it seems that her slot at 9am is effectively her show

Is there a reason why they couldn’t just brand it Lorraine and just present it from the GMB studio?


Have I missed why Piers has now stopped doing the 9-10 hour?

Because he was fed up with Lorraine trying to talk over him and take over the show.
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natoswald134 posts since 24 Feb 2016
Back on the topic of Lorraine - it seems that her slot at 9am is effectively her show

Is there a reason why they couldn’t just brand it Lorraine and just present it from the GMB studio?


Have I missed why Piers has now stopped doing the 9-10 hour?

Because he was fed up with Lorraine trying to talk over him and take over the show.

Such an awfully rude woman.
freddied056630 posts since 29 Dec 2016
Meridian (South) South Today

Have I missed why Piers has now stopped doing the 9-10 hour?

Because he was fed up with Lorraine trying to talk over him and take over the show.

Such an awfully rude woman.

Where on earth did you get that? No one knows the reason, 'Rolling News' that comment has no evidence to base it on. Stop speculating. Lorraine seems like a lovely person - spreading rumours isn't helpful.
MatthewF (previously Matt14451) 277 posts since 12 Jul 2019
Central (West) Midlands Today
Because he was fed up with Lorraine trying to talk over him and take over the show.

Such an awfully rude woman.

Where on earth did you get that? No one knows the reason, 'Rolling News' that comment has no evidence to base it on. Stop speculating. Lorraine seems like a lovely person - spreading rumours isn't helpful.

Think they were being sarcastic. Piers was talking over Lorraine when they presented together.
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